When a Soldier receives orders to Fort Bliss, getting their personal belongings there is a top priority. The fort bliss transportation office makes this easier by providing a range of services for military families to make the move as seamless as possible. They offer child care, vehicle shipping and more to help you get settled into your new home on the post.
Located in the center of El Paso, Fort Bliss is an Army installation covering almost a million acres across Texas and New Mexico. It is the largest installation in FORSCOM and second largest Army-wide, only second to White Sands Missile Range. Fort Bliss is known for artillery testing and missile firing and now houses the 1st Armored Division. It is also one of the main deployment centers for troops bound for Iraq and Afghanistan and operates the Sergeants Major Academy.
The post is home to the Mickelsen Community Library and Soldier Activity Center Library, so there’s always a book on hand for those who like to read. The El Paso Public Transportation system has a number of bus routes that run in and out of the post. There are also numerous taxi services available on post and throughout the city.
For those moving to Fort Bliss with children, the school system has a lot to offer. There are four elementary schools and three middle schools on post plus a high school in Logan Heights, all operated by the El Paso Independent School District. Those who live off post in nearby neighborhoods can choose between ten other schools in the local area.